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From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio by Bus & Private Boat Tour

1. From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio by Bus & Private Boat Tour

Join a full-day trip by bus from Milan to the must-visit Lake Como area, celebrated for its exquisite villas and colorful gardens. Walk around Como on a guided tour and unwind on two private Lake Como cruises. Enjoy the greenery at the Villa Olmo gardens. Taking off from Milan, arrive in Como and start your visit with a calm stroll through the historic city center. Explore the neoclassical Villa Olmo with its charming Italian garden. Afterward, head to the lake for two tranquil private cruises. Soak in sweeping views of the area on your own exclusive private boat.

Tremezzina: Villa Carlotta Museum and Garden Entry Ticket

2. Tremezzina: Villa Carlotta Museum and Garden Entry Ticket

Admire sculptures and paintings in the Villa Carlotta which has been transformed into a museum and discover the beauty of its Italian garden with this entry ticket. Take in stunning views of the mountains surrounding Lake Como from a garden with steps, fountains, and sculptures in Tremezzina. Be mesmerized as you take in over 20 acres of garden with several different sections. Walk under orange and camellia trees, see exotic plants, capture pictures of 150 varieties of azalea which dazzle when in bloom, and visit a bamboo garden. Step back in time inside the villa as you see masterpieces of art. In the early 1800s, Giovanni Battista Sommariva purchased paintings and sculptures from the greatest artists of his era, including masters like Antonio Canova, Francesco Hayez, and Bertel Thorvaldsen. Make your way up to the second floor to visit the private apartments which are decorated with furniture and objects from Princess Charlotte, who was given the villa in the mid-nineteenth century as a wedding present when she married George II, the Grand Duke of Sachsen-Meiningen.

Lake Como: Highlights Tour with a Local by Private Car

3. Lake Como: Highlights Tour with a Local by Private Car

Your expert local tour guide & driver will show you the best parts of Lake Como, including many hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this road trip by private car, you will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the region and the country Italy in general. The focus of this tour is to see the area like a local. However, this private tour can be customised according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up. STANDARD sightseeing places we can visit during the tour are: - Como city - Comacina Island: perfect place for for swimming - Bellaggio: most famous town at the lake - Menaggio - Villa Carlotta: explore the villa and the beautiful botanical gardens - Villa del Balbianello: famous Star Wars scene was filmed here - Varenna: one of the most beautiful towns of Lake Como Some examples of HIDDEN SECRETS we can visit: - Argegno: charming town with few tourists - Galbiga mountain: best views over Lake Como - Pigra: serene mountain village - Nesso: a very picturesque village - Sormano: drive the scenic mountain pass road at Sormano - Chiesa di San Martino at Griante: hike 2 hours to this church steep in the cliffs above the lake Please note that it is not guaranteed to visit all the sightseeing places listed here. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

Menaggio: Wine Tasting and Snacks with Views of Lake Como

4. Menaggio: Wine Tasting and Snacks with Views of Lake Como

Lombardia region is little known for wine, nevertheless its alpine valleys show beautiful terraces covered of vineyards. Here the wine producers take care of the so called heroic vineyard, where the harvest is still made by hand. Tasting a good glass of wine is not only a pleasure but it is a full immersion in the gastronomic culture and history of a region. To lead you through this fascinating journey, we have involved a passionate sommelier who will tell you about the wine and the fresh food that you will be tasting there.

Private Como Lake Tour Driving a Vintage Car

5. Private Como Lake Tour Driving a Vintage Car

Join me on a guided tour of the most beautiful landscapes of Lake Como! Departure from Milan. First stop Como and we will visit the historic center. Continuing along the lake we will stop in Cernobbio and have lunch. Once we continue our journey you will be able to admire Moltrasio, Laglio, Brienno, Menaggio and lastly we will stop in Tremezzo to visit the town and enjoy an ice cream. We will return via the panoramic road that takes you back to Milan Car have got soft top/hard top, if will rain or will be could don't worry, car have got heating and roof! Remember to bring sunscreen, a scarf or a hat You will be able to drive the car with us if you have a valid driving license in the EU and if you are confortable with manual drive, otherwise we will drive for you with a small additional cost if more than one customer We have two two-seater vehicles available, therefore we can accommodate up to 4 guests at the same time, as long as two have a valid driving license, we will drive a normal car and guide you on the itinerary. It is included in the price - Car rental - insurance - the motorway toll - guide Not included in the price: -Lunch, picnic or restaurant (25€ - 40€) per person -Coffee break/ice cream break For any information do not hesitate to contact me, I'll wait for you!

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Guided Tour w/ Boat Cruise

6. From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Guided Tour w/ Boat Cruise

Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy. It has been a popular place of retreat of aristocrats and wealthy people since the roman times. Today, in fact, it is a famous place where celebrities spend their summer vacations Certainly, this Land is beautiful… magnificent ridges are harmoniously combined here with waters of the crystal-clear lake and the human touch in the form of Refined Architectural constructions and centuries of History are waiting to reveal their secrets. Meet our guide at the Milan Cadorna Station and travel to Como Lake, in one hour you will reach the city of Como. Once you reach Como your guide will take you to the pier where you embark on your boat for the cruise on the lake head to the village of Bellagio enjoying a romantic cruise. (about 2h30m). During the cruise, you can admire the lakeside villas, including the one owned by George Clooney! Once you reach Bellagio, you will experience breathtaking views with its unique colored houses and colorful flowerbeds. You will have also free time for lunch and shopping and ,once you'll be ready, our guide will take you again by boat to Varenna, a town overlooking the lake of Como, here the air and scenery is completely different, Varenna is a fishermen village of Lake Como. It is a quiet little town far from the hustle and bustle of the city, where you can enjoy the sunshine and the peace while walking through the town. You will have a walk here and then you'll take the train back to Milan.

Private transfer to/from Malpensa Airport

7. Private transfer to/from Malpensa Airport

We offer only professional, qualified and discreet drivers who will be able to accompany you in the best possible comfort to your destinations, so that you can arrive on time to your engagements. To greet you you will find one of Our drivers with a sign with your name on it. Whether you're traveling for business, pleasure, fun, or relaxation, this airport transfer offers a reliable service. Enjoy a reliable service thanks to the seriousness of the drivers, safety thanks to the constantly renewed and controlled fleet, comfort, and luxury thanks to the vehicles used. Our drivers speak several languages and all of them are highly qualified and experienced : they will know how to take you to your destination, while you in all tranquility and discretion, can make your business or private calls, prepare your meeting, or arrange your agenda.

Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

8. Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

The Senagra Valley is one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in the Lake Como area. Here, the Senagra River flows sometimes placid, sometimes impetuous. On this tour, you'll start by leaving the center of Menaggio as your guide takes you on a discovery of this magical place.  During your walking tour, see a blend of naturalistic beauty and important traces of historical activity. A simple walk through the ancient hamlet of Loveno where you will come across narrow alleys suddenly opens up to spectacular views of the lake and important historical villas. Continuing towards the heart of the valley, magical and little frequented, you will meet a suspended bridge and evidence of the productive history of this place. Visit an old brick factory, now converted into a museum, and an old needle factory which is now a restaurant and trout/sturgeon farm. Get to visit the farm in the company of the owner before sitting down together to taste the typical products of this amazing farm.

Classic Private Boat Tour "Best Villas of central Lake Como"

9. Classic Private Boat Tour "Best Villas of central Lake Como"

The boat tour departes from Menaggio with a Classic Wooden Boat with captain. This wonderful boat, completely restored in 2023 has been built in 1969 by a famous boatyard of Lake Como: Cadenazzi Aldo. In 2hrs we will discover the most beautiful villas of central lake are, such us Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa Cassinella, Villa Balbiano in Tremezzina, Villa Melzi in Bellagio and Villa Monastero in Varenna For sure we will see the best scenario of Lake Como. Wonderful villas, unforgettable landscapes and the most famous town of the area like Bellagio and Varenna

Small group: Sunrise on Lake Como and Bellagio Tour

10. Small group: Sunrise on Lake Como and Bellagio Tour

Dive into the heart of Italian grandeur with our Milan to Lake Como Sunrise Expedition! Leave the bustling streets of Milan before the break of dawn and set out for Menaggio ahead of the crowds. Witness the first brushstrokes of the sun painting the sky over Lake Como, breathing in the crisp morning air, and watching the world around you slowly come to life. Use the free time to purchase some coffee or breakfast, making the most of the empty streets and lack of noisy tourist crowds. Hop aboard a scenic boat ride across glass-like waters to Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como." Let your guide unveil the secrets of this captivating town lined with the homes of the rich and famous. Return to the town of Como for a guided tour. Enjoy some free time to independently explore the hidden courtyards, charming alleys, vibrant piazzas, and historic treasures. Our Milan to Lake Como Sunrise Expedition is perfect for early risers and nature lovers seeking a magical component to their Italian adventure. Return to Milan with a camera bursting with beauty, a heart brimming with Italian stories, and a soul renewed by the magic of sunrise on Lake Como. Ready to embark on your Italian escape? Book your sunrise expedition today!

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5.0 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Brilliant!! An excellent cost-benefit ratio, since the services were first class, from the bus to the boat ride, Sonia with her excellent management of the group and the places chosen to visit, generated an unforgettable experience for us

I'm not the type of person to leave reviews but this trip was amazing. Everything about it was great. The views are out of this world espec with the weather we had. The tour guide was great and very informative. 5 out of 5!

The guide arrived last in the morning, when we were asked to be there 15 minutes early. Little kindness, and nonchalance on his part. Disappointed with his performance. Great bus driver, thanks to him

Everything was perfect than it should have been.. I recommend both the application and this beautiful tour to everyone.. see you again como🥰🇮🇹❤️

I went with my wife and teen daughter. Fantastic tour. Plenty of time to explore. Beautiful!